Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Evening Sun a Widow's Journey - Poetry Chapbook

August 26, 2014 | Danville, California
A Widow's Journey through an Emotional Rollercoaster Ride
Through her poems in Evening Sun, Aline Soules reflects on her journey through widowhood, chronicling her emotions--despair, anger, longing, love, and reconciliation.  
She has been compelled to write about her emotional journey through widowhood over many years and now has a chance to share it. "Grief can draw us away from the world and into ourselves, but writing about the process helps to bring us back," says Aline.
This has also been a way for her to honor her husband. Their partnership was the greatest joy of her life and was grateful for their time together.
Aline shares:
"Voice is so important in writing. Yes, there are different stories or different poems or different essays, but the voice that threads through them is what makes the writer unique."   
Specific to Evening Sun and its emotional journey:
"While each of our grief journeys is unique, the widowed have something in common and I thought that these poems could resonate with others' experiences, perhaps helping people to feel less alone in their journeys."
I'd like to share one of her poems:
I've Changed My Mind
It's okay if you toss
your dirty coffee spoon
on the clean counter
or scatter grains of sugar
on the morning paper.
No problem if you leave your clothes in a heap,
the bed unmade.
Go ahead. Spatter
shaving cream
on the bathroom mirror.
let crumbs of styptic pencil
float to the floor.
Forget to flush
your secret cigarette butts
down the toilet.
I want to clean up after you,
scour bacon grease
off the stove, scrub
the ring out of the tub,
see your face in the mirror.
Aline Soules has an M.A. in English, an MFA in Creative Writing, and an M.S.L.S. in Library Science. She makes her living as a library faculty member at California State University, East Bay. She also teaches workshops, reads her work at events, runs an editorial business, and engages in professional voice work (reading and singing.)
For more information about her chapbook and other books:
Facebook: soulesa
Twitter: aline_elisabeth

Read the Press Release for The Secret Life of Tumkit

August 26, 2014 – Bend, Oregon


Children's Book about a Brave Little Rabbit in a Big World of Trouble
Tumkit, a baby rabbit, and his friends take the reader on an exciting adventure to the top of Laurel Mountain to save the magic berry bush.  Filled with intrigue, suspense and lovable characters, the story is a wonderful action packed story for children. 

Left behind in a cold and dark burrow, a baby rabbit named Tumkit was destined to die of starvation until Vella, a mockingbird, discovered Tumkit and brought him a magic berry.  The berry came from a solitary bush that grows in a cave near the top of Laurel Mountain.  Vella warns Tumkit that the bush is struggling to survive and unless they act quickly the supernatural powers of its berries will be lost forever.  Tumkit, Vella and Sully, a one-year-old deer and loyal friend to Vella, travel up the steep mountain in a desperate attempt to save the bush. Their quest takes a dangerous turn when they encounter Borwong, an angry and heartless grizzly bear, who refuses to allow anyone on his mountain.

Author Billy Garrett, puts us right into the world where Tumkit is all alone and left behind to fend for himself. The travels and escapades are exciting and well thought out. Children enjoy listening to the story as well as reading it for themselves. You fall in love with the animal characters and root for them. It's filled with adventure and turmoil. It also contains good moral issues that will touch each child.

Billy Garrett is a retired contractor living in Oregon during the summer and California in the winter.  He loves playing the guitar, fishing the ocean, writing and spending time with their grandchildren. Billy says, "They've had such a positive impact on my life! They've reminded me how to have fun with my imagination just by watching them play with the simplest of things.  I can't tell you how many store-bought presents my wife and I have given them for birthdays or Christmas, only to later see them playing in the sandbox with a stick and an old bucket."  He began to write at the age of sixty-five and has now written his memoir, Behind Sight, specifically for his grandchildren.

The Secret Life of Tumkit hit number one on Amazon. Here's a testimonial from a teacher that read to her students:

"The boys and girls in my class thoroughly enjoyed Billy's book.  They said, 'Best book I've ever read.'  I hope he writes another one because his books are fun. I really liked the story because of all the un-expected and exciting things that happened."  Rosemary Bierman, school teacher for gifted children.

Shaman CFP Offers Rare Insights to Prosperity

Shaman CFP Offers Rare Insights to Prosperity
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Former Coast Guard Officer Pens Series on Flatulence!


Former Coast Guard Officer Pens Series on Flatulence!
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hop in The Minivan for a Rocky, Laugh-Filled Romp on the Road to Enligtenment, Joy & Spiritual Rebirth


Hop in The Minivan for a Rocky, Laugh-Filled Romp on the Road to Enligtenment, Joy & Spiritual Rebirth
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Burning Gold by Clea Calloway

Is there still danger out there waiting...waiting for her? Waiting for them?
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Marty Sorensen's Book Just Released



   Sand Hill Review Press  
              Always a good read!
  NEW from Sand Hill Review Press
                                  Window on Pike Place
                 By Martin F. Sorensen
Rachel McAlister saves Joshua Todaro's life on an Afghanistan battlefield. Back home in Seattle, he asks her to marry him. But someone murders Joshua in his Pike Place apartment and frames Rachel. On trial, she holds on to the only two things in the world that she can trust: her love for Joshua, and the battlefield bullet he gave her. She has to hope she can figure out who set her up before it's too late.
About Martin F. Sorensen....
Marty Sorensen has been the publisher of literary anthologies for over 15 years and he has started many a writer on their way to success. Always in the wings and never in the spotlight, Sorensen has finally allowed the
release of one of his best stories,
Window on Pike Place.
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